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Pence slammed for proposed Christian, Jewish refugee ban

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:17 am .- Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was met with heated criticism after suggesting that a Trump administration may ban Christian and Jewish refugees fleeing from terrorism.

Are young Catholics cynical about politics? Nope, Cardinal Dolan says

Jul 30, 2016 - 03:02 am .- With political discourse taking a turn for the nasty(er) as the U.S. presidential elections draw near, are youth disillusioned by the inflammatory, insulting remarks that have come to define this year's race?  

What is the Democratic Party's 'progressive' vision of religious freedom?

Jul 29, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- As the 2016 Democratic Party platform insists on a “progressive” notion of religious freedom, what might that look like in policy?

Even a former Obama staffer thinks the Democratic platform is extreme

Jul 27, 2016 - 03:54 pm .- The Democratic Party platform has drawn the ire of critics – including a member of Barack Obama’s former campaign – who say its extreme positions on abortion shut out millions of pro-life voters.  

Tim Kaine draws ire over flip-flop on Hyde Amendment

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:23 pm .- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has reportedly changed his mind on a long-standing policy preventing government funding of most abortions, less than three weeks after affirming his support for the measure.

Leaked e-mails show DNC meetings with anti-religious freedom project

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:07 am .- Leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee show efforts to arrange a meeting with a key NGO working to end religious liberty protections.

What Catholics have to say about the GOP platform

Jul 19, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions.  

UPDATED: Bernie Sanders came to the Vatican, and here's what he said

Apr 15, 2016 - 01:51 pm .- Pope Francis didn’t attend U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-Vt.) speech at the Vatican, but the presidential candidate provided a long reflection on Catholic social teaching, as he saw it.

Being pro-life never used to mean being Republican

Apr 12, 2016 - 03:28 am .- “(W)hen it comes to issues like abortion, amnesty, and acid, I’m about as liberal as your grandmother. I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far.”

Can a Catholic in good conscience vote for Trump?

Mar 16, 2016 - 02:48 pm .- As Republican frontrunner Donald Trump moves closer to the presidential nomination, Catholics are questioning whether voting for the billionaire-turned-politician is a wise – or even moral – option.

Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to US Congress

Sep 24, 2015 - 05:00 am .- Please find below the full text of Pope Francis' Sept. 24 address to members of the United States Congress:

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

Mar 1, 2015 - 04:23 pm .- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals.

Where progressives and Evangelicals agree – clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015 - 12:16 am .- An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of political speech for churches and non-profits.

Scottish bishops encourage cooperation, involvement in wake of vote

Sep 19, 2014 - 01:27 pm .- Following a historic vote in which Scotland rejected independence from the U.K., the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland recognized the decision and applauded the country’s strong participation in public debate.  

Francis to Congolese bishops: Contribute, but don't replace politicians

Sep 14, 2014 - 06:41 am .- In his ad limina address to the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis assured them of the necessity of contributing to political life, without replacing political institutions.  

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

Jul 25, 2014 - 06:16 am .- A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech.

Engage world with Catholic principles, author says

Jul 12, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Catholic involvement in civic life is necessary to defend human dignity and move society in a positive direction, says the author of a new book on Catholics principles in public life.

Bishops' spokesman urges more humane immigration policy

Mar 19, 2014 - 05:21 pm .- President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert for the U.S. bishops’ conference says.

Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

Mar 13, 2014 - 01:40 pm .- Speaker of the House John Boehner has extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, praising the Pope’s advocacy for the vulnerable.

Belgium becomes first country to legalize child euthanasia

Feb 14, 2014 - 06:01 am .- In a law passed in Belgium’s parliament yesterday, the country has become the first to legalize the euthanasia of minors, drawing widespread opposition from its citizens, and from Church leaders.

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